I want to prevent my new headphones from fraying near the plug.
July 8, 2012 4:17 PM Subscribe
I want to prevent my new headphones from fraying near the plug. Can you give me tips to prevent this from happening like it always does?
posted by GlassHeart to technology (18 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've headphones headed my way in the mail which I'm hoping will last me a few years. My last pair of headphones frayed near the plug in about a year; hopefully these will last longer.
I'm aware that you can recable headphones which can increase the lifespan of them considerably. But, despite these headphones being low high-end, they're way too cheap to bother spending extra money recabling them.
I came across a post somewhere online where someone said that he adds a few drops of crazy glue near the plugs of his cheap headphones which prevents them from fraying for a long time. Anyone here do this? If so, does it seem to help?
I'm hoping that I'll eventually have the courage to get a soldering iron and teach myself how to attach a custom plug to headphones in the event that they fray near the plug, but I doubt I'd use the soldering iron often and it would perhaps end up being a waste of money. Is soldering a thing that anyone can quite easily do? I'm rather tech-savvy, so I think I'd be fine. But I dunno . . .